Monday, March 2, 2015
Happy Birthday, Madre
Yesterday was my mom's birthday, and it turned into a busy, back-and-forth day. She and I attended a baby shower, and had just enough time to put the horses away before a celebratory dinner, and then this 8-Layer ice cream cake. A bit of a misnomer, because there's not any cake in it. I layered crushed gluten-free cookies with coffee ice cream, cool whip, chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, and fudge sauce, stacking them up again and again, freezing between layers, and I was so happy with how it turned out. The best part about no-bake desserts - you can't mess them up! Sort of a guarantee of yumminess.
I hope she had a happy birthday. My mom and I have always been close, sharing a love of horses. We spent many years managing a farm together, and I feel so blessed that as an adult, I can say my mom and I are friends. I hope she always knows how much I value her love and support, and her honesty. She has been my cheerleader when I couldn't cheer for myself; my shoulder to cry on; the quiet voice saying "You can do this" when it really counted.
She is my first reader - before it goes to editing, before anyone else sees any of my work, she reads it and gives me her unfiltered opinion. She's read Angels, and she thinks my readers are really going to like it. Actually, she said, "They're going to love this." Fingers crossed that she's right.
Happy birthday, Mom! Love you.